Kids and the kids at heart are gaga over the new game Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is extremely popular not only here in Singapore but around the world developed by Niantic, Inc. In fact, it surpassed Candy Crush Saga, which was the most downloaded game in the history. Everyone welcomed the game but the developers never could have anticipated the safety repercussions it presented.

Many reports claimed that the game lead to more accidents and cases of trespassing. In fact, there are players who reported of getting robbed because they were too engrossed to notice other people around them. The non-playing society is showing concerns. If you are into this game, to give your parents or loved ones peace of mind when hunting, you have to heed the following safety advisories:

Do ocular inspections

The good news is that most of the Poke Gyms or Stops are in public places but still you should never be complacent. Things happen too even in broad daylight and in public places. To be safe, you should first conduct ocular inspections before actually indulging there. Know the neighbourhood especially if you are new at the scene. Researching the area is the best thing that you can do for your safety and protection.

Look for someone with the same interest

Two is not a crowd. In fact, being with someone in a new place will give you peace of mind. If you know someone with the same interest, invite him/her to join you in Poke Gyms or Stops so you do not have to deal with everything alone.

Be attentive of your surroundings

It is too easy to be lost in the abyss especially if you are enjoying it. That is dangerous because you might not make it back in one piece. Many people with crazy intentions will target you and if you are not attentive, you will be stripped off of something. If you are in a urban place, make sure to cross the street attentively. That is a start.

Do not consider trespassing

Trespassing can get you in jail so you better be careful which fence you cross or climb. If it is private property, you should not pursue it unless you have the permission of the owner. If you are very persistent about it, you should simply ask the permission of the owner.

Do not go out at night

Hunting for Pokemons at night is not a good thing because many things are bound to happen in the dark. Do not give other people motives to harass or abuse you. As much as possible go while there is light.

When playing, always exercise extreme caution especially if you are a stranger in a specific Poke Stops or Gyms. Good luck!